Sayed Kashua

Sayed Kashua

Keynote Speaker: Palestinian Novelist, Cultural Critic & Creator of Israeli TV Show "Arab Labor"

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Sayed Kashua Biography

Sayed Kashua is a an author and journalist known for his books and humoristic columns in Hebrew. Kashua, a Palestinian Arab, lived in Jerusalem until July 2014. He is the author of five novels: Dancing Arabs, Let it be Morning, Second Person Singular, Exposure and Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life. Kashua publishes a weekly column in "Ha’aretz" newspaper and is the creator and script writer of the critically acclaimed satiric television sitcom Arab Labor.

Kashua is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the 2004 Grinzane Cavour Award for First Novel 2004 (Italy), the 2005 Prime Minister’s Prize (Israel), the 2006 Lessing Prize for Critic (Germany), the 2010 SFJFF Freedom of Expression Award in 2010 (USA), the 2011 Bernstein Prize (Israel) and the 2012 Prix des Lecteurs du Var (France).

Kashua has accepted teaching positions in Chicago, Illinois, moving there with his wife and three children for the 2014/15 academic year. He participated in the Creative Writing program's bilingualism workshop at the University of Chicago and is a clinical professor in the Israel Studies program at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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Sayed Kashua Videos

Sayed Kashua and David Treuer read from their work
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Sayed Kashua: "Please Don't Shoot Me, I Can Tell You a Joke!"

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Booking fees for Sayed Kashua, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sayed Kashua, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Sayed Kashua?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sayed Kashua for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sayed Kashua for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sayed Kashua or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sayed Kashua or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Sayed Kashua is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, News & Media and Faith & Religion. The estimated speaking fee range to book Sayed Kashua for live events is Below $10,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Sayed Kashua generally travels from Champaign, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Richard Dreyfuss, Ben Stein and Henry Winkler. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sayed Kashua for an upcoming event.

Sayed Kashua Videos

Sayed Kashua and David Treuer read from their work
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Sayed Kashua: "Please Don't Shoot Me, I Can Tell You a Joke!"

Sayed Kashua Speaking Topics

  • An Evening with Sayed Kashua

  • Second Person Singular

  • Arab Labor

  • Dancing Arabs

  • The Arabs in Israel: The Inaudible Cry for Citizenship

How to book Sayed Kashua?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sayed Kashua for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sayed Kashua, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sayed Kashua or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Sayed Kashua?

Booking fees for Sayed Kashua, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sayed Kashua, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Sayed Kashua?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sayed Kashua for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sayed Kashua for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sayed Kashua or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sayed Kashua or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Sayed Kashua is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, News & Media and Faith & Religion. The estimated speaking fee range to book Sayed Kashua for live events is Below $10,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Sayed Kashua generally travels from Champaign, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Richard Dreyfuss, Ben Stein and Henry Winkler. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sayed Kashua for an upcoming event.

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